Site Master & Development www.redstar.gr Panitsidis Constantinos
Constantinos Panitsidis holds a Master of Science in Engineering Degree from the International Civil Aviation University of Kiev as a Mechanical Engineer in Aircraft and Aeroengines Maintenance. He is the inspirer, creator and maintainer of this website www.redstar.gr. This website mainly presents aircraft of the former Soviet Union, Russia and other countries. In most aircraft he exhibits their evolution starting from the oldest to the newest.
All the photos on the website as well as the innumerable designs are products of his personal work and zeal that he has for this specialized object. That is why he is recognises widely as an aviation expert without lagging behind in the military or naval sector.
He believes that the visitor to his website can follow the whole historical design development of the different aircraft and each type separately and thus draw useful conclusions from the experiences of the largest aerospace companies in the world (Antonov, Beriev, Sukhoi, Mikoyan, Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed, Sikorsky, Kamov, Mil, etc). These are lessons that can be useful to today's designers who are facing increasingly complex and challenging issues in an environment where easy solutions can no longer be considered as options.
Constantinos Panitsidis has spent years researching, studying and designing aircraft and engines at the Kiev International Civil Aviation University having as mentors famous professors such as N.G.Sabitov, G.V. Savel'ev, S.P.Sergienko, V.V. Panin, V.I. Burlokov, I.I. Gvozdetsky, A.N. Vetrov, et al. Today he observes that the design rules taught to him by his teachers then resonate with today's meeting rooms and current design needs. In fact, he has started postgraduate research at the same university studying more efficient firefighting methods to be applied in practice. Furthermore, he served from March to October 1997 in the Air Force, in the Office of Inspection & Quality Control of Aircraft for CL-215 & Dornier-28. He is a former Technical Director of the company "Argo" which was leasing aerial firefighting helicopters to the Ministry of Civil Protection in Greece in the period 1999 - 2002. For all the above reasons, Konstantinos Panitsidis has gained extensive experience in aeronautical engineering issues and especially in the field of aircraft design as well as in aerial firefighting.
He is the author of the book "The Power of the Skies”. It is a book about the prime modern warplanes of various countries, including those of the Soviet Union. This book has been a great success since its first year of publication in 2002 up to now. It is a reference book.
He has also written: "Canadair CL-215 Scooper" and "Amphibious Aircraft in Aerial Firefighting" and two collections of posters concerning the Canadair CL-215 Scooper exclusively of his own design.
He has also written an article related to the catastrophic fire in Mati of Attica, a coastal suburb of Athens, Greece in 2018 entitled: “Lest Firefighting is not a Solution for Greece?” where he describes the tragedy and exposes the inherent state problems of managing aerial firefighting in Greece.
Today, in addition to this website, he continues to design and enrich his writing work with e-books - in pdf format - of aviation interest. These pdf’s are sold through his e-store www.e-redstar.net for less than adequate renumeration to be accessible to all.